Sunday, April 17, 2011

"We Don't Talk Anymore" by Sir Cliff Richard.

OK, more 70's: Born Harry Webb in British India, this singer first joined the Dick Teague Skiffle Group in '57 only to leave a year later to form Harry Webb and The Drifters, an ensemble which evolved into The Shadows, his long-time backup band. His biggest worldwide hit came in '79 with an Alan Tarney composition that topped the charts in the UK, peaked at #7 in the U.S. and sold over 5 million copies. This coincided with his being named Member of the Most Excellent (Bill and Ted?!) Order of The British Empire (OBE). He was knighted in '95. Him and Elvis (!) are THE ONLY two acts to make the UK singles charts in SIX consecutive decades (how about Slim Whitman?!)! Artist? Biggest hit?

Yesterday's answer: "You Keep Me Hangin' On". Love the way Diana delivers "there ain't nothing I can do about it"!

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